Free breast checks at mo­bile van

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Breast­Screen WA is con­tin­u­ing its tour of the re­gion, of­fer­ing its free ser­vice at Pin­gelly Swim­ming Pool on Som­er­set Street un­til Jan­uary 14.

The ser­vice will then travel to Bod­ding­ton and will be there from Jan­uary 15 to 23.

Women aged 40 or over can ac­cess the free screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy ser­vice.

Breast cancer is the most com­mon life-threat­en­ing cancer for women and one in eight women in Aus­tralia will de­velop breast cancer in their life­time.

Hav­ing a screen­ing mam­mo­gram (breast X-ray) ev­ery two years sig­nif­i­cantly in­creases the chance of a wo­man sur­viv­ing breast cancer and re­duces the amount of treat­ment re­quired.

More than 75 per cent of breast can­cers oc­cur in women over the age of 50.

The Breast­Screen mo­bile van.

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